598 dancers performed disco together at Camp Bestival and set a new Guinness World Record

Queen of Kitchen Disco, Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently broke a Guinness World Record for the biggest disco dance ever held at Camp Bestival, which was hosted by an English singer and songwriter. According to The Sun, the record has been broken, after the annual UK festival held at Lulworth Castle in Dorset saw 598 festival-goers, decked out in sequins, shake a leg under the giant disco ball. Dancing to Sister Sledge’s We Are Family at the festival’s 33ft disco ball, the record attempt raised money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Just like different genres of songs and movies, Disco, which originated in the 1960s, symbolizes the pop culture of the 1970s when it was at its most popular.

Reportedly, the record-breaking disco performance was led by disco champion Claire Hodgson MBE, who represented a charity she founded in 2005 to promote equality in the arts called Diverse City. The record was checked by the officials, and it turned out that they clearly broke the last record, since the old record was 274 dancers. Dropping the two photos with crew members and judges, the official Camp Bestival Twitter account tweeted, “We did it! Camp Bestival Dorset now holds the official Guinness World Record for the biggest disco dance with 598 dancers! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us raise funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

The Sun quoted Sophie as saying: “From my own Kitchen Disco to a full-fledged, glitzy disco extravaganza in the beautiful grounds of Lulworth Castle, I’m so delighted to have played a sparkling role in helping Camp Bestival achieve The Official Guinness World Record title for Greatest Disco Dance Sophie concluded by congratulating everyone For those who don’t know, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust helps young people aged 8-24 who have been diagnosed with this fatal illness.

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Jan G. Gilbert